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Friday, June 18, 1948, at 8.00 P. M.
2. The National Anthem
WILLIAM R. BARRY
Superintendent of Schools, Northampton, Mass.
4. Music — "Morning Invitation" Veazie
Accompanist— DOROTHEA FORTSCH
5. Announcement of Awards
PRINCIPAL JOHN C. JAKOBEK
6. Presentation of Diplomas
WILLIAM H. DICKINSON
President of Smith Academy Board of Trustees
7. School Song
GRADUATES OF 1948
THADDEUS S. BESKO CARL M. MAJESKEY
EVELYN V. CACKOWSKI JEANETTE H. NIEWINSKI
*ESTHER M. CARTER CARL F. NARTOWICZ
FRANCIS E. DUGAL ETHEL P. OMASTA
JOHN J. FOSTER LAURA A. PELC
RICHARD A. JANDZINSKI *DOROTHY A. SKARZYNSKI
RICHARD J. KARPINSKI BERNARD S. WENDOLOWSKI
♦EVELYN M. KACINSKI FRANCES L. ZUCHOWSKI
FRANK E. KOCHAN
Pro Merito Pins — Dorothy Skarzynski, Evelyn Kacinski, Esther Carter
American Agriculturist Foundation presents five dollars to the boy who
has done outstanding work in Agriculture — Bernard Wendolowski
Sons of the American Revolution Medal for excellence in United States
History — Esther Carter
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Award for the best work in mathematics
and science — Carl Majeskey
Reader's Digest Award of one year's subscription to the Reader's Digest
to the class valedictorian — Dorothy Skarzynski
Becker College Scholarship Key to the student completing the Commercial
Course with the highest average — Francis Dugal
Hatfield Book Club presents five dollars to the student that has made the
most progress in Home Economics — Theresa Nartowicz
American Agriculturist Foundation presents five dollars to the outstanding
girl in Home Economics — Evelyn Cackowski
Woman's Endeavor Society Award for the student that has contributed the
most to Smith Academy by her manners and speech — Evelyn Kacinski
Class of 1927 Shield is presented to the girl that has contributed the most
to Smith Academy by her earnest work, exemplary conduct, and in-
terest in student activities — Esther Carter
M. Larkin Proulx Shield to the boy who has contributed the most to Smith
Academy by his manly bearing, earnest work, reliability, and interest
in student activities — Richard Jandzinski.
St. Casimir's Society Honorarium for outstanding scholarship:
Dorothy Skarzynski — $35 for attaing the highest scholastic average
Esther Carter — $10 for attaining the second highest average
Evelyn Kacinski — $10 for attaining the second highest average
"Ending But Beginning"
CLASS COLORS CLASS FLOWER
Blue and White White Rose
SMITH ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
William H. Dickinson, President
Robert C. Byrne, Vice-President
George H. Howard, Secretary and Treasurer
Arthur C. Bardwell
William R. Cutter
G. Raymond Billings
Luther A. Belden
John P. McLeod, Chairman
Robert C. Byrne, Secretary
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
Gilbert D. Bristol
FACULTY OF SMITH ACADEMY
John C. Jakobek, Principal
Marian Holmes, R.N.
Florence E. Muller
Bridget C. O'Neill
Margaret E. Pruzynski
Mary E. Ryan
Mary A. Spakowski
SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC
Maude E. Boyle
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Issued by the Students of Smith Academy
In Memoriam 2
Dedication » 3
Year Book Staff 6
Senior Class Officers 7
Senior Pictures „ 8-12
Class Day 13-14
Washington Trip 16-17
Senior Play 1 8
Junior Class 20
Prize Speaking 21
Sophomore Class 22
Freshman Class 23
Student Council 24
School Paper Staff 25
Pro Merito 2 6
Physical Education 28
Boys' Basketball _ 29
Girls' Basketball 30
Class Snaps 32-33
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On December 10, 1947, the flag at Smith Academy flew at half mast
for George S. Belden, who died suddenly the day before. Mr. Belden, inter-
ested always in the affairs of the town and the schools, presented to Smith
Academy in 1917 the George S. Belden Shield, which is inscribed every year
with the name of "the boy who has done the most for Smith Academy by
his earnest work, manly bearing, and interest in athletics." The fine ideals
stressed in this Belden Shield have served as a guide for worthy conduct
among S. A. boys for the past thirty years. Mr. Belden was born on April 8,
1872, in Bradstreet, and was a graduate of Smith Academy. He was very
much interested in the study of livestock and agriculture, and his life as a
farmer can be taken as a model by boys in this agricultural community. He
became successful as a breeder and exhibitor of sheep and won many prizes
at the Chicago International Livestock Show. He also won national honor
when he was elected president of the American Southdown Association. He
was trustee of Smith Academy from 1915 to 1940 and won in the hearts of
the students who came to know him a lasting affection. He will always be
remembered in Smith Academy and in Hatfield as a man who was a great
American and a true friend.
We respectfully dedicate this yearbook to Gilbert D. Bristol, our super-
intendent of schools. We want him to know that we are cognizant of the
inspiring leadership that he has provided, not only for the high school, but
for the elementary schools as well. The continuous improvement of the local
schools in recent years is evidence of his untiring efforts and able admini-
stration. His efforts to incorporate the best and most advanced social and
educational philosophies into the school program have placed the Hatfield
schools in the ranks of the most advanced in this vicinity. Because of his
knowledge, cooperativeness, and sincerity he has been able to inspire and
lead both the teachers and pupils in carrying out sound policies and achieving
worthwhile objectives. We dedicate this yearbook to him with the hope that
we can, in this small way, express our appreciation for his excellent and un-
tiring work in our behalf.
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Mr. Jakobek, principal of Smith Academy for two
years, 1946 - 1948, has gained the lasting admiration
and appreciation of all the students in the school. He
has helped and is helping many with the guidance pro-
gram that he is trying to institute into the school sys-
tem. The class of '48 says, "Thanks, Jay, for every-
thing," and all the other classes echo this sentiment.
Mr. Hibbard, our "Aggie" teacher, is one of those
few (at least in Smith Academy) shy quiet people. The
swell field trips that he and his boys take are envied by
everyone else in the school. Also, it is Mr. Hibbard and
his "Aggie" boys who are lucky enough to get invited
to those wonderful H. A. parties. Mr. Hibbard has to
come all the way from Hadley; and although it never
ceases to amaze onlookers, he always gets here.
Mrs. Muller, who this year taught French, Latin,
World History, and Algebra I, is also coach of the girls'
basketball team. As you can see, she is very versatile.
Mrs. Muller is also the class adviser for the class of '49.
We are glad to leave our place as seniors to such a group
as the one she advises.
Mrs. O'Neill has been our class adviser during both
our junior and senior years and has helped us along
tremendously. It has been she who has guided the com-
mercial students of the senior class through the "ins"
and "outs" of that complicated subject — bookkeeping.
She and Mrs. Spakowski accompany Mrs. Muller to Hat-
field every day — rain or shine.
Mrs. Pruzynski, of the commercial department, has
been an indispensable helper to the editors of both our
school paper and our yearbook. She and her typing
students have done a marvelous job, and Smith Academy
students certainly appreciate her advice and assistance.
Mrs. Pruzynski is also the adviser for the sophomore
Miss Ryan, our home room teacher, has been a great
help and inspiration to us all throughout our high school
years. Besides teaching us not to say "ain't got no,"
she has helped the juniors and prize speakers with their
declamations each year. She coached those in the senior
play, and it was largely through her efforts that we were
so successful. Miss Ryan has been active in helping us
publish the school paper and the yearbook and is adviser
for the freshman class.
Mrs. Spakowski, a newcomer to Smith Academy,
has indeed been an addition to the faculty. She was of
invaluable assistance to us in arranging the stage for
"A Date With Judy." Mrs. Spakowski is in charge of the
Home Arts course. She even has a class of boys who are
trying to beat the girls at cooking. (Are they succeeding
girls?) She helps the H. A. girls put on those wonderful
parties which make the rest of us want to take the H. A.
Mr. Symancyk, besides teaching two regular classes
every day, and coaching boys' sports, is also the physical
"ed" instructor in both the high school and the grammar
school. That position, we are sure, has meant a great
deal of work for him, because this is the first year that
we have had such a program in Hatfield. Mr. Symancyk
has also done a wonderful job in his various other assign-
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Seated — Jeanette Niewinski, Ethel Omasta, Francis Dugal.
Standing — Richard Jandzinski, Barbara Ryan, Walter Moskowicz, Evelyn Kacinski, Roger Wendo-
loski, Bernard Saydlowski, Esther Carter, Patricia Mullins, Dorothy Skarzynski, Kay O'Neal,
Carole Howard, Virginia Yarrows, Dorothea Fortsch.
Not in Picture — Robert Breor.
At the fall meeting of the Western Massachusetts
League of School Publications held at the Univer-
sity of Massachusetts, one of the highlights of the
program was the round table discussion of year-
books. The discussion favoring a school year-
book instead of a senior yearbook was led by Miss
Una Hilliker of Technical High School, Spring-
field, and Mr. John E. Snow of the Valley Litho
Company, Holyoke. Those who attended gathered
many pointers which they passed on to the rest of
the yearbook staff. Both the speakers emphasized
the fact that the yearbook should represent the
school instead of presenting the seniors to the
public. In an atempt to compile a book of this type,
we have put greater emphasis on pictures, including
some of the classroom scenes. It is our hope that
by publishing a pictorial school yearbook, we shall
be able to give our readers some idea of just what
our school is doing in the classrooms as well as in
Senior Class Officers
Esther Carter, Richard Jandzinski, Carl Majeskey. Francis Dugal.
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THADDEUS BESKO "Sam"
We will always remember Teddy Besko from Bradstreet for his famous
grin. Teddy, who took the general course, was a member of the glee club
for four years, and was also active in the chorus for four years. Teddy is
a sports enthusiast and was on the baseball team during his freshman year,
on the soccer team during his sophomore year, and on the basketball team
during his junior and senior years. Teddy was manager of the soccer
team during his last two years in school. We are sure he will be a good
farmer because he was chosen president of the S. A. Chapter of Future
Farmers of America during his senior year. Teddy is seen quite ofter at
the dances at White Eagle. Could it be a blonde there or just to dance?
EVELYN CACKOWSKI "Evie"
Evelyn Cackowski, a bright-eyed girl who comes from Bradstreet,
took the commercial course for four years. She also took Household Arts
her second and third year. Evelyn belonged to the chorus and girls' glee
club for four years. She was outstanding in her sewing and cooking and
was one of the girls chosen for the interior decoration job in the girls'
room. She'll never forget Redman's or White Eagle, and that certain lad
ESTHER CARTER "Es"
Esther, one of our out-of-town students who entered Smith Academy
in her junior year, is one of our honor students. We find Esther, editor-in-
chief of our year book, outstanding in all her studies, as well as extra-
curricular activities. In her senior year she became a Thespian and took
part in the senior play, "A Date With Judy" as Hannah the cook. She be-
came a prominent member of the Pro Merito in her junior year and pre-
sident in her senior year. In her senior year she was also our class secretary,
as well as assistant editor of the school paper and editor-in-chief of the
yearbook. She was also one of the chief typists on the school papsr staff
in her junior year. We all can agree that Esther's outstanding ability will
carry her through to success!
FRANCIS DUGAL "Dugie"
This young boy is one of our Hatfield students who has taken the
commercial course during his four years in Smith Academy. In his third
year he became feature editor of the school paper and presented us with
some very worth-while features. He has also been one of our typists on the
school paper and yearbook staffs in his junior and senior years. In his
senior year he became our class treasurer. We all know Francis loves to
study. Especially bookeeping! He is also known as the class "quiz kid."
Francis' favorite pastime is bothering the girls; for wherever you see the
girls, you see Fran.
JOHN FOSTER "Johnny"
This handsome fellow was born in Michigan in 1929. He came to
Hatfield in 1943 During his years in S. A. he has shown a keen interest
in sports and has participated in other activities as well. While a freshman,
he was class president. In his junior year he was the second prize winner
of the Annual Prize Speaking Contest. He also held the position of class
vice-president during this year. He has been outstanding in soccer and
basketball all during his high school years, as well as baseball during his
freshman and sophomore years. He became captain of the basketball team
during his junior year and has held that position throughout his senior
year. As captain he really showed his ability and did his best to keep the
team going. In his fourth year he took part in the play "A Date With
Judy." We all agree that Johnny is a very popular boy in Smith Academy.
Most of his leisure time is spent with a certain girl from Bradstreet !
RICHARD JANDZINSKI "Dick"
This active lad was born and educated in Hatfield and in his senior
year at S. A., he rose to be president of our class. During his four years
in high school, Dick was a member of both the chorus and the boys' glee
club. He took part in prize speaking in his junior year and did very well.
Dick was also a member of our yearbook staff in his senior year. Aside
from this, he showed interest in athletics and played both soccer and base-
ball in his sophomore year. He rates high with a girl named Ruthie, whom
he met on our class trip; and if you ever want to hear stories about our
trip, Dick should be able to tell you many.
EVELYN KACINSKI "Evie"
Evelyn Kacinski, one of our brilliant honor students in the classical
course, comes from Bradstreet. She belonged to the chorus and girls' glee
club for four years. She was on the school paper staff as a reporter her
first and second years; associate editor her third year and co-editor her
fourth year. On the yearbook staff she had the part of associate editor her
third year, and business manager her fourth year. She was a Pro Merito
student during her third and fourth years, and first prize winner in the
Prize Speaking Contest her third year. Evelyn is rather quiet and shy.
but has a very nice smile.
RICHARD KARPINSKI "Karpy"
Richard Karpinski, one of our Hatfield students in the general course
knows all of the short-cuts in geometry. He belonged to the chorus and boys'
glee club for four years. In his senior year he was a very efficient stage
manager for our class play. Richard is noted for his scientific interest
and for his queer comical laughs in school. We are sure that he will never
forget his trip to Washington nor that certain girl called Florence from
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FRANK KOCHAN "Wimpy"
This good-looking senior comes from Hatfield, as do most of our
good-looking boys! While in S. A., Frank has become a well-liked fellow.
He has been outstanding in extra-curricular activities — especially sports.
In his freshman and sophomore years he excelled in baseball, soccer, and
basketball. During his senior year he played basketball and soccer. As one
of our top scorers on the basketball team, he won much popularity with
all students. He was also a prominent member of the Student Council in
his junior year. Frank has a great heart interest in South Deerfield. Can
we guess why, Frank ? It seems Wimpy has a hard time trying to keep
awake in school. Could that certain girl in South Deerfield have some-
thing to do with it.-'
CARL MAJESKEY "Jake"
Carl Majeskey, one of our outstanding classical students, is also the
only senior boy who belongs to the National Guard. Carl is president of
Student Council and vice-president of our class. He belonged to the chorus
and boys' glee club for four years and was an outstanding soccer player
for three years. He likes music — he plays with the Five Aces — and guns.
His hobbies are target practice, banjo playing and going to Holyoke — but
not for dancing. Aren't we right, Carl ?
CARL NARTOWICZ "Chocolate"
Carl Nartowicz, one of our students from North Hatfield, was a
commercial student for three years and an agricultural student in his fourth.
Carl was outstanding in the Vo-Ag department and was an able represen-
tative in contests in judging fruit, vegetables, and stock at fairs and at
University of Massachusetts. He represented S. A. in the annual F. F. A.
speaking contest held in West Springfield this year. He was in the chorus
and boys' glee club for four years. Carl didn't like to give "orals" in
English class, but did like to flirt with the girls in the back row.
JEANETTE NIEWINSKI "Jet"
Another popular Bradstreet girl is Jeanette Niewinski. In her sopho-
more and junior years she was our capable class secretary. Because of her
speed she was a typist for the school paper and also a high-scoring forward
on the basketball team in her junior year. She was picked for the Annual
Prize Speaking Contest in her junior year and won second prize. In the
senior play she made a hit when she played the role of Barbara, a typical
teen-ager. Her efficient capabilities made her the vice-president of the
Student Council and also a typist for the school paper and yearbook. As
a cheerleader she vigorously cheered our team and especially Johnny, her
heart's desire. On the class trip in April, Jeanette, we think, had a mar-
velous time especially on our free nights!
ETHEL OSMASTA "Phil"
This girl comes from North Hatfield and is a popular student at
Smith Academy. While in S. A. she has taken part in many activities which
has helped her achieve this popularity. She became the class treasurer in her
junior year. As a typist on the school paper and yearbook she did very
well. In her junior year she became one of our speedy forwards on the
girls' basketball team. She was a very peppy cheerleader in her junior and
senior years. Ethel is very fond of sports, especially basketball. She has
a weakness for dancing — especially square dancing. This is one girl who
understands what fun is ! Just ask her about the Washington trip and those
phone calls from all those handsome fellows she met!
LAURA PELC "Gus"
Laura comes from Hatfield and is also one of the quiet girls in Smith
Academy. She has taken the commercial course throughout her four years.
She became one of our best cheerleaders in her junior and senior years.
Most of her attractiveness is her beautiful hair. It really catches one's eye.
Laura will never forget the wonderful time she spent in Washington and
the late hours she spent with the girls in Room 211. Nor will she ever
forget those sailors who tried to date her at Glen Echo Park in Washington.
DOROTHY SKARZYNSKI "Tweetie"
Dorothy Skarzynski, who is our first honor student, also comes from
Hatfield. Louring her four years in high school, she took the classical
course. In this time she was very active in extra-curricular work. In her
freshman year she was elected vice- president of our class. During her
sophomore year she was elected president of our class and treasurer of the
Student Council and also class reporter for the school paper. While a
junior, she became a member of the Pro Merito and again did much out-
standing work on the school paper and yearbook. "Dotty" was also one
of the girls chosen to speak in the Annual Prize Speaking Contest. Because
of her studious ambitions in her senior year she continued as a member
of the Pro Merito, and became co-editor on the school paper, a business
manager on our yearbook staff, and the D. A. R. student. When April
came, she also went on the Washington trip. If you want her to smile,
just mention Henry and she will show you what attracted her to his eyes.
BERNARD WENDOLOWSKI "Corner"
Bernard Wendolowski, who comes from Hatfield, has, like all of us,
been interested in both the glee club and chorus during his four years
in S. A. Bernie is also very interested in sports and was on the soccer and
basketball teams during his sophomore, junior, and senior years. A mem-
ber of the vocational course, Bernie was a speaker for the Future Farmers
of America in West Springfield when he was a junior. In his senior year,
he was elected vice-president of the Smith Academy Chapter of the F. F. A.
Bernie is seen a great deal in Bradstreet. Could it be Charlotte who attracts
him there ?
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Frances Zuchowski, a brown-eyed girl, comes from Hatfield. She
was a commercial student and belonged to the chorus and girls' glee club
for four years. Her third year was a big year — she took part in the
Annual Prize Speaking Contest and she also had the horior of being
named Queen of the Prom. Prim will never forget a certain "Bob" from
Vermont whom she met on her trip to Washington, nor will she forget
the "goodbye." Will you, "Prim"?
Friends and Classmates:
We shall never forget our years here at Smith
Academy. Our first day in high school, initiation,
prize speaking, sports, D. R's, exams, and the
Washington trip. Memories of/ these events always
bring a smile to our faces, and to our lips the
words, "I wish that I were back in S. A. !"
As a group, twenty-five strong, we entered S. A.
in 1944. We weren't an unusual class; we didn't
know where we were going the first few days; but
with the assistance of our upper classmates we
managed to find our places in Smith Academy. Mr.
Bart and Mrs. Muller were appointed our faculty
advisors. We elected class officers: president, Doro-
thy Skarzynski; vice-president, Richard Labbee;
secretary, Carl Raff a; treasurer, John Toczko. Carl
Majesky was our first representative to the Student
Council. Students who made the first honor roll
were Dorothy Skarzynski, Evelyn Kacinski, and
Helen Szewczyk. On the second honor roll were
Jeanette Niewinski, Carl Majeskey, and Francis
In 1945, twenty-three of us returned to complete
our sophomor year. Dorothy Skarzynski was elect-
ed president again; Laura Pelc, vice-president;
Jeanette Niewinski, secretary; and Dorothy Lib-
eracki, treasurer. Mr. Larkin and Miss Connelly as-
sisted us through our sophomore year. Dorothy
Skarzynski was chosen our representative to the
The Halloween party which we gave on October
26 was a great success and our only social venture
as a class.
Our junior year proved to be our busiest year.
We now had only twenty-one students. Again offi-
cers were elected: Charles Labbee, president; John
Foster, vice-president; Ethel Omasta, treasurer; and
Jeanette Niewinski, secretary. Ted Besko and Frank
Kochan were our Student Council representatives.
We also added a new member to our class, Esther
Carter, who came to us from Chicopee, Massachu-
setts, and Round Pond, Maine. Mrs. O'Neill was
our class advisor. Our first activity was the fresh-
man reception. This, we enjoyed very much; be-
cause the freshmen were cooperative, everyone had
a wonderful time.
When nineteen of us came back in September,
1947, as seniors, we embarked upon the happiest
of the four years. Our elected officers were: presi-
dent, Richard Jandzinski; vice-president, Carl Ma-
jeskey; secretary, Esther Carter; and treasurer, Hel-
en Szewczyk, who was later succeeded by Francis
Dugal. Mrs. O'Neill acted as our class advisor.
Carl Majeskey, Dorothy Skarzynski, and Jeanette
Niewinski were elected to the Student Council;
and John Foster, Ted Besko, Bernard Wendolow-
ski, and Frank Kochan participated in various
sports throughout the year. Besides sponsoring a
successful square dance as a means of raising
money, some of us participated in presenting the
senior class play. Helen Szewczyk, Esther Carter,
John Foster, and Jeanette Niewinski represented
the class in the cast of "A Date With Judy,'' while
Richard Karpinski and Carl Majeskey were able
stage crew members.
The happiest event of the entire year, besides
graduation, was our trip to Washington and New
York. Those of us who went all had a wonderful
time and wish we could be seniors for another
year. But, June is here and it is time for us to say
"au revoir" to dear old Smith Academy.
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Address to Undergraduates
. . It is a pleasure and a great honor to address you,
undergraduates, in behalf of my class. Your studies
thus far must have taught you that the road of life
is hard and difficult, and only the ones who are
willing to put their utmost into their work can ever
hope for success. That word success is a difficult
word to define. One definition which you may find
practical states: "Success consists in making the
most of one's opportunity." We know from obser-
vation and reading that the person who makes the
most of each passing minute will achieve success
more quickly than the one who kills time at home,
in school, or on the job.
As all of you realize, your remaining days at
Smith Academy are limited. Some of you people
have one year; others, two; and freshmen, three.
Let me say this to all of you, freshmen, sopho-
mores, and juniors: You will not always have your
parents and teachers to look after you, to help you
carry your burden, or to assist in solving your
problems. You must remember that your high
school days are days of preparation and growth.
Unless you decide early not to depend on someone
else, you will delay and reduce the rewards of edu-
cation that are yours. Therefore, make the most of
every opportunity to develop self-reliance and ac-
quire knowledge. Do your best in the time that is
left to you, so that you will be prepared for the
future. The Class of 1948 wishes you success in
Presentation of Class Gift
Four years ago we entered Smith Academy. Now
our high school life is finished, and we are leaving
school, conscious of the fact that we live in a time
when education is more vitally needed than ever
before. But as we go, we all find abundant cause
to remember our school with gratitude, for in Smith
Academy we have received a good education. As a
symbol of our gratitude, and also because we would
like to be remembered as a part of Smith Academy,
we present this sum of money for the Athletic
Fund, with the hope that it will not only serve as
a memory of the Class of 1948, but will also be a
help to the students of Smith Academy who par-
ticipate in sports in the years to come.
PURPLE AND WHITE ECHO
On Monday, April 19, twelve S. A. seniors
boarded a train in Northampton at 7:23 A. M.
The annual Washington trip had finally started on
this fine morning. S. A. students, six girls and six
boys, including Evelyn Kacinski, Jeanette Niewin-
ski, Ethel Omasta, Laura Pelc, Dorothy Skarzynski,
Frances Zuchowski, Teddy Besko, Francis Dugal,
John Foster, Richard Jandzinski, Richard Karpinski,
and Frank Kochan, soon became acquainted with
people from Hopkins and Deerfield, who went
along on the "H. F. Battey tour." Travel time went
by quickly and merrily, and soon we found our-
selves on a ferry heading for Jersey City Terminal.
From the ferry we had a beautiful view of the
Statue of Liberty on Bedloe's Island. We arrived at
Union Station, Washington, D. C. shortly after six
and a motor coach took us to the Burlington Hotel
where we were given our room numbers and keys.
After the long trip, we decided to write cards and
retire early. (Some did, most didn't.)
Tuesday morning, after breakfast had been
served at the hotel, we met our official guide, Mr.
Smith, and about eight-thirty we were off in our
chartered motor coach "5120" for the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing, where the whole group
enjoyed a tour of the building where all the pa-
per money and securities of the government are
printed. This building is known as the largest en-
graving plant in the world. A guide conducted the
group through the especially constructed galleries
and explained various operations in printing
money. Next we made a visit to the Pan-American
Union building. The chief feature of interest here
is the typical Spanish patio at the entrance. The
Washington monument was our next stop. Here
the surrounding country may be seen from the top,
500 feet above the ground. Just before lunch we
visited the White House; and after lunch at the
hotel we went in our coach on a tour through the
city, where Mr. Smith pointed out many embassies,
foreign homes, and important public buildings. We
stopped at the Arlington National Cemetery, where
the tomb of the Unknown Soldier was the most im-
pressive sight. We continued through historic Alex-
andria, Virginia, and visited Mount Vernon. Re-
turning to the hotel, we made a stop at Lincoln
Memorial and after dinner visited Congressional
Wednesday the first locomotive, the first tele-
phone, all the inaugural gowns of presidents' wives
and many other historic items were seen at the
Smithsonian and New National Museums. Before
lunch a visit was also made to the Mellon National
Gallery of Art, a beautiful building of rose-white
marble costing $15,000,000. In the afternoon, a
long trip by motor coach took us to the United
States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.
Naval cadets were everywhere, and points of in-
terest included the tomb of John Paul Jones, sur-
rounded by solid gold rope, Brancoft Hall, the gym-
nasium, and Severn River. (Five S..A. students will
never forget being lost here.) In the evening, most
of the party went to Glen Echo Park.
Thursday morning started with a visit to the
famous Franciscan Monastery, where replicas of the
tombs of the Holy Land were seen. We also toured
Zoological gardens, containing the most complete
collection of animals, birds, and reptiles in the
world. After lunch we visited the U. S. Supreme
Court and made a most interesting guided tour of
the United States Capitol building. Both the House
and the Senate were in session at the time, and we
visited both galleries, where we could see and hear
what was going on. Other interesting spots in the
Capitol were pointed out, such as the old Supreme
Court, the old Senate, the old House of Represen-
tatives, and many other places of interest. In th;
evening, most of the party went to Loew's Capitol
theater to see Xavier Cugat in person. Others
went shopping, since the evening was free of plans.
After breakfast Friday we left the beautiful, his-
toric city of Washington, D. C. and headed for
New York. From Jersey City we again rode the
ferry and arrived on Seventh Avenue at the beauti-
ful Victoria Hotel shortly after lunch on the train.
Our first visit in New York was to Radio City
Music Hall, the largest theater in the world, where
we saw an excellent stage show which included
the famous "Rockettes." The party also saw a
screen show here. Dinner was at the Down Under
Restaurant at Rockefeller Center, and following
dinner we enjoyd a guided tour of the National
Broadcasting Studio. Here we saw the famous
"Waltz Time" radio program rehearsing and all
the various sound effects were pointed out. The
party also made a visit to the Observation Roof at
Rockefeller Center, which is 77 stories above the
ground. Here we had a view by night of New York
City with its Empire State Building and many
other skyscrapers. We also enjoyed the beautiful
night view of the Hudson River and East River
from this point.
Saturday morning we spent shopping in the great
stores of New York. After lunch at the Down Un-
der Restaurant, we took a motor coach tour of
downtown New York. The Bowery, Chinatown,
Wall Street, The Little Church Around the Corner,
and many other places were pointed out. We then
went to Grand Central Station and left New York
at 5.25. Our trip came to an end when we arrived
in Northampton shortly after nine.
Evelyn Kacinski, '48
PURPLE AND WHITE ECHO
'A Date With Judy"
1st row — Edward Betsold, Helen Szewczyk, Roger Wendoloski, Kay O'Neal, Robert Breor, Elinor
Vollinger, John Foster, Jeanette Niewinski.
2nd row — Barbara Ryan, Carole Howard, Esther Carter, Phyllis Kochan, Patricia Mulling, Janet
Vollinger, Bernard Saydlowski, Virginia Yarrows, Richard Karpinski, Carl Majeskey.
On the night of November 14 the Thespians
presented "A Date With Judy," a three-act comedy,
for the benefit of the senior class. The play pro-
vided an evening of laughter for the large crowd
that filled the Memorial Town Hall and everyone
commended the fine acting.
In the title role of Judy Foster, Kay O'Neal was
talented, charming, and versatile, and won the
hearts of the audience as the adorable teen-ager.
Robert Breor, played the part of Oogie Pringle,
the "man" in Judy's life, and his dogged determina-
tion provided the audience with many laughs. The
Foster parents were successfully portrayed by Hel-
en Szewczyk and Roger Wendoloski. Roger played
the alert business man with force and discrimina-
tion and provided some of the comedy, while Helen,
as the progressive matron with a strong family
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PURPLE AND WHITE ECHO
1st row — Mrs. Muller, Alvin Rejniak, Walter Moskowicz, Kay O'Neal, Edward Betsold, Mildred
Toczko, Lucy Zawacki, Roger Wendoloski.
2nd row — Patricia Mullins, Alice Cybulski, Nancy Holley, Irene Maciorowski, Carole Howard,
Virginia Yarrows, Barbara Ryan, Teresa Nartowicz.
Not in Picture — Robert Breor.
As strangers in new territory, we entered the
freshman class in 1945 with 26 pupils. At our first
class meeting the following officers were elected :
president, Mildred Toczko; vice-president, Frances
Woodward; secretary, Lucy Zawacki; and treasurer,
Alice Paniczko. The class was ably guided by facul-
ty advisers Mrs. Muller and Mr. Bart. At first, ad-
justment to the new surroundings and procedures
was difficult; but we gradually got into the "swing"
of things. Our activities were limited to one dance,
which was not exactly as successful as we hoped it
would be. One of the events which does stand
bright in our memory was the freshman reception
given by the class of '47. We were given a "royal
welcome" by the entire student body and we all
had a wondrful time. We think of our freshman
year as our most exciting in high school as yet.
With the sophomore year came more complicat-
ed problems and more activities. The juniors agree
that their sophomore year was outstanding in diffi-
cult subjects. Our class advisor for this year was
Mrs. Muller, and class officers were: president,
Roger Wendoloski; vice-president, Mildred Tocz-
ko; secretary, Barbara Ryan; and treasurer, Edward
Betsold. This year it was upon our shoulders to
give the annual Halloween party — and how very
pleased we were with the results of the fun-filled
pvenine! Later in the year, when the seniors refused
the opportunity to sponsor the spring prom, a group
of active sophomores took it upon themselves to
carry out the plans for the June social, which proved
to be quite worth while. At the end of this term,
weary of our difficult problems we were happy
to see our sophomore year pass.
Feeling more grown-up and superior, we entered
the Junior class full of spirit. Most of the students
went into their studies "hand and foot," with five
or S'x subjects on their hands. Class Officers chos-
en this term were: president, Katherine O'Neal;
vice-president, Edward Betsold; secretary, Mildred
Toczko; and treasurer, Lucy Zawacki. Mrs. Muller
served as our class advisor.
This term it was our duty to sponsor the fresh-
man reception, which was a "smashing" success.
Through dependable committees chosen to carry
out the plans, the freshmen were given quite a
"beating;" but they all seemed to be able to stand
it and were swell sports.
Our junior year proved to be one of fun and in-
terest, but it was also one of the most disliked by
many students because of the public speaking exhi-
bition which requires that every member of the
junior class give a competitive speech.
As our third year of high school passes, we look
back to the three years of fun and excitement; but
we look ahead to the most envied year in S. A. —
the senior year, with its exciting activities, the an-
nual Washington trip, and the preparation for the
most important day in high school, our anticipated
SMITH ACADEMY 21
First prize winners in this year's Annual Prize
Speaking Contest were Kay O'Neal and Roger
Wendoloski. Kay's speech, "Poor, Poor, Junior,"
was a serious narrative dwelling on the plight of a
boy and a girl whose life dreams were shattered.
Roger's selection, "Our Final Choice" told of the
immediate need for a world government. Second
prizes were awarded to Lucy Zawacki, who gave
"The Waltz," a humorous selection which told of
a girl's despair as she danced with a not-too-grace-
ful partner; and to Walter Moskowicz, whose
speech was "You're the Boss," warning us of the
dangers of Fascism and Communism. Mr. Raymond
Williamson, of Williamsburg High School, chair-
man of the judging committee, announced the prize
winners. Miss Helen Bokina, a graduate student at
Smith College, and Miss Fanny Allen, of Hopkins
Academy, were the other judges.
The other speakers and their subjects were: Rob-
ert Breor, "My Financial Career" — a humorous nar-
rative about a timid soul depositing money in the
bank; John Barrett, "Taking America for Granted"
— a warning to all Americans not to "take America
for granted;" Irene Maciorowski, "A Father's Sac-
rifice" — telling of a father's devotion to his child
in the Displaced Persons Camp of Europe; Patricia
Mullins, "The Way Back" — an emotional speech
about a man who conquered insanity; Edward Bet-
sold, "No-Nerves Nelson" — depicting the life of a
man with no nerves; and Barbara Ryan, "The Debt-
Collector" — concerning a man and his foolproof
Music, under the direction of Miss Maude E.
Boyle, included selections from "H. M. S. Pinafore"
by Gilbert and Sullivan, sung by the chorus with
Richard Jandzinski and Bernard Saydlowski as so-
loists. A piano solo "Valse Arabesque," by Lack
was played by Dorothea Fortsch.
PURPLE AND WHITE ECHO
1st row — Francis Holhut, Bernard Saydlowski, Dorothea Fortsch, Mary Belden, Carol Levitre, Ann
Kennedy, Helen Backiel.
2nd row — Joseph Szych, George Coor, Robert Widelo, Antoinette Neilson, Phyllis Pelis, Joan
Moriarty, Mrs. Pruzynski.
Not in Picture — Leonard Klekot, Janet Vollinger, John Barrett, Stanley Mason.
At the beginning of our freshman year at Smith
Academy the following officers were elected: presi-
dent, Raymond Jenness; vice-president, B;rnard
Saydlowski; secretary, Joseph Kirejczyk; treasurer,
Robert Widelo. Our class advisor was Mr. Bart
who resigned soon after the opening of the school
year. Mrs. Pruzynski was then appointed our ad-
visor. In February we put on a Valentine Party
with refreshments and dancing. No other social ac-
tivities were sponsored by our class that year. When
we came back in the fall, the following officers
were chosen: president, Bernard Saydlowski vice-
president, Dorothea Fortsch; secretary, Janet Vol-
linger; treasurer, Mary Belden. Mrs. Pruzynski was
our class advisor. Carol Levitre, Helen Backiel, and
Ann Kennedy were elected to our executive com-
mittee. In November our class gave a Halloween
Party. The opening feature was a "truth and con-
sequence" program with Dorothea Fortsch as the
master of ceremonies. Prizes were given to the win-
ners, and also to the people with the funniest, most
modern, and prettiest costumes. For the rest of the
evening there was round and square dancing, and
refreshments were served at ten-thirty.
1st row — Stanley Pitchko, Chester Foster, Elinor Vollinger, Patiicia Mason, Phyllis Kochan,
Marilyn Pelc, Nancy Barsh.
2nd row — Donald Jandzinski, Henry Kabat, David Omasta, Donald Breor, Eugene LaFrance, Julia
Szych, Mildred Novak, Miss Ryan.
Not in Picture — Francis Godin.
When the 1947-48 school year started on Sep-
tember 6, a group of sixteen freshmen entered S. A.
At the first class meeting in October, they elected
the following class officers: president, Phyllis Ko-
chan; vice-president, Marilyn Pelc; secretary, Nancy
Barsh; treasurer, Chester Foster; and executive com-
mittee, Marilyn Pelc, Patricia Mason and Donald
Jandzinski. Regular weekly class dues were also
The freshmen gave a spring dance on April 2,
with music by the "Seven Aces." During intermis-
sion refreshments were served. The hall was at-
tractively decorated with streamers and balloons in
the pastel shades by a committee composed of Mari-
lyn Pelc, Nancy Barsh, Elinor Vollinger, and Hen-
ry Kabat. Other committees were: refreshments,
Mildred Novak, Patricia Mason, Julia Szych and
Francis Godin; tickets, Chester Foster and Donald
Breor. Clever posters for the event were made by
Francis Godin. When the last dance ended at eleven-
thirty, all agreed that they had had a good time.
Thus, the first dance sponsored by the class of '51
was a success.
On April eighth, the class had a dinner party at
Hotel Northampton. Before dinner they visited the
Old Country Store which proved to be an interest-
ing place with its old merchandise, odd posters and
antique equipment. Then they dined in Wiggins
Old Tavern. After a delicious meal they went to
Forbes Library, where they were taken on a tour of
the various departments and given an opportunity
to examine the various collections exhibited on the
Principal Jakobek, Mrs. O'Neill, Miss Ryan and
Mrs. Spakowski, of the faculty, accompanied the
PURPLE AND WHITE ECHO
1st row — Mary Belden, Dorothy Skarzynski, Jeanette Niewinski, Edward Betsold.
2nd row — Chester Foster, Roger Wendoloski, Carl Majeskey.
At the first Student Council meeting, heW Sep-
tember 26, Principal Jakobek presided and the fol-
lowing officers were elected: president, Carl Ma-
jeskey; vice-president, Jeanette Niewinski; and sec-
retary-treasurer, Dorothy Skarzynski. Other mem-
bers of the Council are Roger Wendoloski, Edward
Betsold, Mary Belden, and Chester Foster.
On September 30, Mr. Mowry, a representative
of the Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, at-
tended our meeting and outlined for us the meth-
ods and benefits of a sales campaign. After some
discussion, the Council voted to sponsor a magazine
campaign in Smith Academy in order to raise need-
ed money. At a general assembly, each student was
presented subscription blanks, given instructions
concerning sales and information about bonuses and
prizes to be awarded the best salesman. The total
amount earned for the school in this campaign was
$76.58. With this fund, the Student Council was
able to provide buses for the basketball games and
to present, on February 6, the movie, "Charm and
The Council also sponsored Junior Red Cross
Day on December 15. Generous contributions were
received from most of the students.
School Paper Staff
1st row — Roger Wendoloski, Evelyn Kacinski, Dorothy Skarzynski, Jeannette Niewinski, Ethel
Omasta, Virginia Yarrows, Teresa Nartowicz, Kay O'Neal.
2nd row — Francis Dugal, Bernard Saydlowski, Esther Carter, Lucy Zawacki, Edward Betsold,
Mildred Toszko, Patricia Mullins, Carole Howard, Barbara Ryan.
Not in Picture — Robert Breor.
After several meeting in Miss Ryan's room, the
following school paper staff was chosen: Evelyn
Kacinski and Dorothy Skarzynski, co-editors;
Esther Carter, associate editor; Barbara Ryan and
Virginia Yarrows, feature editors; Mildred Toczko,
Lucy Zawacki, Carole Howard, and Robert Widelo,
reporters; Kay O'Neal, literary editor; Pat Mullins,
sports editor; Edward Betsold and Robert Breor,
art editors; Ethel Omasta, Teresa Nartowicz, and
Jeanette Niewinski typists; Roger Wendoloski and
Bernard Saydlowski, business managers; and Miss
Ryan and Mrs. Pruzynski, faculty advisers.
In the fall, delegates attended the fall conven-
tion of the Western Massachusetts League of School
Publications held at the University of Massachusetts.
At this meeting, prizes were awarded to the school
papers having winning entries in the league com-
petition held the previous spring. Round table dis-
cussions were also scheduled and delegates at-
tended several on newspaper production.
PURPLE AND WHITE ECHO
On November 8, the Pro Merito members, Eve-
lyn Kacinski, Dorothy Skarzynski, Esther Carter,
Barbara Ryan and Lucy Zawacki, accompanied by
faculty advisers Miss Ryan and Mr. Jakobek, en-
joyed a day of fun at Easthampton where the Pro
Merito Zone Meeting was held.
Arriving at the Easthampton High School about
9.45, the group registered, and was welcomed by
Easthampton students who showed visitors through
all the classrooms, the gym, and the laboratory,
and explained what classes were held in each room
and how they were conducted.
At 11.00 a meeting was held for the advisors in
one of the classrooms while a meeting for the dele-
gates was held in the auditorium, with Bernard
Lovely presiding. After he told of the plans for the
day, a number of selections were played by the
Easthampton High School Orchestra, with Eli
Bourdon conducting. This was followed by a wel-
come extended by Principal Howell K. Thayer. The
program continued with the reading of the reports
from each school represented and the recitation of
the poem "If" by Barbara Konopka. The meeting
closed with the singing of the Pro Merito song.
At 12.00 a delicious luncheon, enjoyed by all,
was served at Ionic Hall. After the luncheon Wil-
liam A. Dexter, Superintendent of Schools, spoke
briefly. This was followed by a very interesting talk
given by Robert W. Hisey, a student at Williston
Academy, who told of the strict schools and the
wild, man-eating animals in South Africa, where
he had spent his early childhood. Another speaker
with a very interesting topic, Mrs. Harvey Benson,
was introduced later in the afternoon. Mrs. Benson
told how she, a teacher, had been interned in the
Philippines during the war. She mentioned the
great hardships they had to undergo in the camp.
Despite this, the adults there wished their child-
ren to get some sort of education; so, they gath-
ered up scraps of wood, and built desks and Mrs.
Benson told how she was happy to teach the eager-
A football game was scheduled for afternoon en-
tertainment, but because of the heavy rain it was
voted that we should not attend the game. Instead,
a social gathering was held, with singing and danc-
ing. About 3.00 we returned to Hatfield, after hav-
ing a wonderful day.
Dorothy Skarzynski, Lucy Zawacki, Evelyn Kacinski,
Esther Carter, Barbara Ryan.
On May 8, accompanied by Mr. Jakobek, we
went to Tech High in Springfield to attend the
annual state convention. At the business session a
new constitution was adopted and new officers
were chosen. It was voted that the next Pro Merito
zone meeting would be held at Northampton in the
fall. After a lunch in the school cafeteria, delegates
heard a very inspiring address by Professor Rand
of the University of Massachusetts who took for
his subject, "Apples of Hesperides." The afternoon
closed with dancing in the gym.
PURPLE AND WHITE ECHO
The comprehensive physical education program
placed in the course of study for this year has been
planned to provide each individual uniform growth
and development. There are three excellent reasons
for a course such as the one adopted this year. It
must be admitted that the recreational aspects of
physical education are desirable in that the proper
use of leisure time in the coming years depends
upon participation in desirable activities today. For
those with correctible physical defects such as round
shoulders, the remedial aspects of this program
should provide improvement.
Though there are many reasons for physical edu-
cation, the most important are biological and physi-
ological. Participation in a program of physical
activity develops organic power, strength, agility
and poise. The normal heart and circulatory systems
become stronger and more efficient in moving
blood to the active regions when repeatedly re-
quired to do so. The voluntary muscles also increase
in size and grow stronger when gradually increas-
ing loads are placed on them to the point where
their maximal voluntary pulling power is involved.
This program should develop the following ob-
jectives: the maintenance, improvement and appre-
ciation of good health; optimum growth and de-
velopment of each individual according to what
his capabilities warrant, mindful of the differences
in individuals, and greater appreciation and intel-
ligent use of physical education activities adapted
to individual needs. With the additional shower and
locker room facilities recently approved by the
town, the physical education program of Hatfield
should meet the needs of the youth of Hatfield.
John C. Jakobek
Smith Academy's 1948 soccer squad had a fair
season, with six defeats, one tie, and two scoreless
Ted Besko, a good man, was unable to play this
year because of an accident that left him with a
bad leg. Through graduation, the squad had lost
such players as Stanley Kirejczyk, Alex Widelo,
and John Fortsch. This left weak spots in the
line-up; nevertheless, the boys fought hard and
were not to be taken lightly.
The schedule included one game with the East-
hampton team, champions of Western Massachu-
setts. This team was indeed out of our boys' class,
and as a result the boys suffered defeat in a hard
At the beginning of the season Coach Symancyk
was able to depend on scrimmage sessions, be-
cause of the number of boys who reported for
practices. We must salute the under-classmen, who
reported faithfully for practices and, when needed
in a game, showed a developing talent.
In winding up the year's schedule, Coach Sym-
ancyk lost the following seniors: John Foster,
Bernie Wendolowski, "Jake" Majeskey, "Wimpy"
Kochan. Nevertheless, we are looking forward to
next season, expecting some good games.
1st row — Frank Kochan, John Foster, Teddy Besko.
2nd row — Mr. Symancyk, Donald Jandzinski, Chester Foster, John Barrett, Roger Wendoloski.
Not in Picture — Bernard Wendolowski.
Although the S. A. boys finished in sixth place
in the Hampshire League, they always fought to
the last and lost a few contests by close margins.
The four wins out of sixteen starts were over
Smith School, Arms, and twice over a newcomer to
the league circuit, St. Michael's.
In their first league game the boys played an
excellent brand of basketball, defeating Arms
Academy by a 27 - 26 score. S. A. rallied to win
in this exciting game, with the decision in doubt
until the last second. The two most exciting games
seen by the S. A. rooters proved to be surprises,
when our boys outplayed St. Michael's in all de-
partments. In those contests, the boys played
their best games of the season, and their fast floor-
work, passing and shooting, as well as pressure
defense, virtually stopped St. Michael's from con-
necting with a floor basket in some periods. In
another thriller, the team lost to South Hadley, the
runner-up of the Hampshire League, by faltering
in the last five minutes, after leading by a five-point
margin throughout the contest.
Smith Academy's '47 basketball club was com-
posed of "Corner" Wendolowski and "Wimpy"
Kochan as forwards; Leonard Klekot, center; and
John Foster and Ted Besko, guards. In reserve,
S. A. had Chet Foster and Don Jandzinski.
On February 28, the boys ended their season, and
as a result, Coach Symancyk has lost practically
his entire varsity squad, except for Leonard Klekot,
a sophomore, who played good basketball, and
will no doubt be a strong man for next season's
The season's basketball record:
HAMPSHIRE LEAGUE CONTEST
PURPLE AND WHITE ECHO
1st row — Marilyn Pelc, Teresa Nartowicz, Lucy Zawacki, Patricia Mullins, Virginia Yarrows,
Mary Belden, Patricia Mason.
2nd row — Barbara Ryan, Phyllis Kochan, Alice Cybulski, Nancy Barsh, Nancy Holley, Elinor
Vollinger, Mrs. Muller.
Not in Picture — Janet Vollinger.
Because of lack of transportation, the girls' team
was unable to carry out as full a schedule as they
wanted to. In spite of this, however, the team had
six games with teams from nearby towns. Although
we did not end with our schedule sporting all vic-
tories, we had fun, and that is what any sports-
When Mrs. Muller first made her call for can-
didates, she was surprised at the overwhelming
interest in starting a team. But, because of con-
flicts on practice days, some girls were unable to
sign up. On the other hand, because the senior
girls were working, the freshmen and sophomores
who came out helped to form a team and were
Our first two games with Hamp High proved to
be setbacks, but the girls all played hard. The next
two games were with a newcomer to the circuit, St.
Michael's. The Smith girls played an excellent
brand of basketball, and showed what they could
do with a school of their size. The last two games
were with an old rival, Hopkins Academy. On the
home floor we turned them back by a large mar-
gin, but we were defeated in a return game by a
Thus, we ended a fair season, and we are look-
ing forward to a better one next year, since we
do not lose any of the team at graduation. Players
were: Pat Mason, Marilyn Pelc, Teresa Nartowicz,
Elinor Vollinger, Pat Mullins as forwards; Lucy
Zawacki, Virginia Yarrows, Mary Belden, Nancy
Barsh, Phyllis Kochan as guards. Subs were Alice
Cybulski and Janet Vollinger. Managers of the
team were Nancy Holley and Helen Szewczyk.
PURPLE AND WHITE ECHO
PURPLE AND WHITE ECHO
CLASS OF 1943
RICHARD D. BELDEN, North Hatfield, Mass.,
student at Stockbridge; married
ANNA N. BURDA, Main St., Hatfield, Mass.;
MRS. MARY (CYBULSKI) CIALEK, Bradstreet,
South Deerfield, Mass.; 2 children.
ALEX CIZEWSKI, Elm St., Hatfield, Mass.;
PAUL DICKINSON, North Hatfield, Mass.; poul-
try raiser; married; 2 children
LUANA EBERLEIN, Elm St., Hatfield, Mass.;
bookkeeper, Meyer and Mendelsohn Tobacco
Co., Hatfield, Mass.
HELEN KACINSKI, 3740 John R. Avenue, De-
troit, Mich.; nurse; employed at Harper Hospital.
HENRY KUGLER, Bridge St., Hatfield, Mass.;
co-owner of Square Deal Motor Sales, Hatfield,
and the new Studebaker garage, Northampton.
MRS. PHYLLIS (ZEMBISKI) KUZONTKOSKI,
Elm St., Hatfield, Mass.; employed by Meyer and
Mendelsohn Tobacco Co., Hatfield, Mass.
DOROTHY MAJESKEY, North St., Hatfield,
Mass.; employed by Meyer and Mendelsohn To-
bacco Co., Hatfield, Mass.
MRS. IRENE (HARUBIN) NEWELL, Jackson
St., Northampton, Mass.; 1 child.
JULIA NIEWINSKI, 21 Denison St., Apart. Bl,
Hartford, Conn.; private secretary; employed by
the Service School at Pratt & Whitney Plant,
FRANK OSCIAK, Main St., Hatfield, Mass.;
MRS. STACIA (SLOVIKOSKI) POTYRALA,
Main St., Sunderland, Mass.; clerk; employed at
the Montgomery Ward Catalog Office, North-
EDWARD R. REMISZEWSKI, 1911 N. Second
St., Harrisburg, Pa.; accountant; 2 children
ROBERT L. SAWICKI, Box 507, Sta. VI Guam,
Guam, M. I.; carpenter.
FRANCIS SKOCZYLAS, Elm St., Hatfield, Mass.
LEONARD TOCZKO, School St., Hatfield, Mass.;
proprietor of the Bake Shoppe, Hatfield; married.
MARIE JEANNE WICKLES, 400 South St.,
Northampton, Mass.; has a teaching position in
the East Hartford Public Schools.
CLASS OF 1938
MARY K. ALLAIRE, Main St., Hatfield, Mass.;
registered nurse; employed by Dr. Cavanagh,
MRS. STAFIA (OLSZEWSKI) AMES, North St.,
Hatfield, Mass.; 1 boy.
ARTHUR BELDEN, Main St., Hatfield, Mass.;
working on Town roads.
MRS. VERONICA (JACKOWSKI) JACKOW-
SKI, 3 Chestnut St., Hatfield, Mass.
MRS. JULIA (ZEHELSKI) MICHALOSKI, 8
King St., Hatfield, Mass.;l boy.
MRS. MARY (MULLANY) HALL, 15 Summit
St., Springfield, Mass.
JOHN MULLINS, 5 3 Linden St., Holyoke, Mass.;
assistant manager of the Northampton Loan and
Finance Company; married.
MARY MULLINS, 4 Chestnut St., Hatfield, Mass.;
registered nurse; employed in doctor's office in
WILLIAM OSCIAK, No. Main St., Hatfield,
MRS. DOROTHY (MULLINS) PACKARD,
Goshen, Mass.; 2 children.
MRS. NELLIE (WASKIEWICZ) PEASE, Pros-
pect St., Hatfield, Mass.; 1 child.
ANDREW PELIS, Mt. Tom, Mass.; employed by
Meyer and Mendelsohn; married; 1 child.
SYLVESTER PELIS, Prospect St., Hatfield, Mass.;
employed by Meyer and Mendelsohn; married.
PAULINE PETCEN, 17 Chestnut St., Hatfield,
Mass.; ward secretary; employed at V. A. Hos-
pital; Northampton, Mass.
EMMA ROGALEWSKI, Prospect St., Hatfield,
Mass.; employed at Meyer and Mendelsohn.
MRS. CLARA (MARKOWSKI) SIEMIONKO,
Bradstreet, So. Deerfield, Mass.; 1 child.
MRS. JENIE (LESUKOSKI) STOTA, 62 Elm
St., Hatfield, Mass.; inspector; Prophylactic
Brush Co.; Northampton, Mass.
MRS. MILDRED (VACHULA) WRISLEY,
Southampton, Mass.; 2 children.
MRS. GERTRUDE (SIEMIONKO) ZAGROD-
NIK, State Hospital, Northampton, Mass.; oc-
CLASS OF 1933
MAJOR ROBERT A. BIEBER, HQ's Tohoku, M.
G. Region, A. P. O. 309, P. M., San Francisco,
MRS. MARY (JASKOWSKI) DOKTOR, Pros-
pect. St., Hatfield, Mass.; 1 child.
NELLIE DONNIS, Dickinson Hospital, North-
ampton, Mass.; nurse.
MRS, MARGARET (MULLINS) PFERSICH,
Sunderland Road, Montague, Mass.; 2 children.
MRS. ISABELLE A. (BOROWSKI) PIHL, 211
Morrison Avenue, Somerville 44, Mass.
E. SAMUEL PROULX, Main St., Hatfield, Mass.;
farmer; chairman of Honor Roll Committee;
former selectman of Hatfield.
HELEN ROGALEWSKI, deceased.
MRS. LAURA (PELIS) SLOWIK, Chestnut St.,
MARY SMITH, Bridge St., Hatfield, Mass.; em-
ployed by Dearing Jewelers.
MRS. JENNIE (TOBACCO) BALDWIN, 107
Jefferson Ave., Hartford, Conn.; 2 children.
GENA WASKIEWICZ, Chestnut St., Hatfield,
Mass.; employed by Meyer and Mendelsohn.
CLASS OF 1928
LILLIAN BETSOLD, State Road, West Hatfield,
Mass.; at home.
WILLIAM C. CELATKA, 7 Plymouth Place, Hol-
yoke, Mass.; clerk-salesman; married; 1 child.
HENRY A. CHARLEBOIS, 12 Morin St., Pittfield,
Mass.; supervisor of accounts; married; 5
JOEL DWIGHT, deceased.
ROBERT FITZGERALD, Veterans Hospital, West
Roxbury, Mass.; maintenance man; married; 1
PAUL OSLEY, 34 Van Horn, W. Springfield,
MRS. MARGARET (WHALEN) WILLIAMS,
King St., Hatfield, Mass.; 4 children.
MRS. KATHERINE (SHEEHAN) BURKE, 19
Edwards St., Springfield. Mass.
CLASS OF 1923
MRS. MARY (GRAVES) ANDERSON, 15 Fair-
view Terrace, Greenfield, Mass.; 3 children.
SANFORD O. BELDEN, 21 Rankin Ave., East
Longmeadow, Mass.; office manager; Equipment
Sales, Inc.; Springfield, Mass.
CLARENCE EUGENE BELDEN Chicago, 111.
THEODORE WALLACE BELDEN, 23 Stockman
St., Springfield, Mass.
SIDNEY G. CARL, 35 School St., Hatfield, Mass.
grower and packer of leaf tobacco; married; 3
MRS. KATHLEEN (CONNELLY) DILLON, 20
Woodlawn St., Randolph, Mass.; married Frank
Dillon, former teacher at Smith Academy; 4
ROBERT FIELD, No. Hatfield, Mass.; farmer.
MRS. ANNA HUNT (BELDEN) KEELER,
Johnson, Vermont; 4 children.
HELEN RYAN, 12 E. 24 St., New York City
10, N. Y.; registered professional nurse; present
position, assistant superintendent of nurses —
Bellevue School of Nursing, N. Y. C; assistant
professor of nursing education, New York
36 PURPLE AND WHITE ECHO
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feeling, played her part with charm and sincerity.
Edwaid Betsold, in the role of Randolph, Judy's
younger brother, played his part with nonchalance,
wit, and versatility, and provoked many of the
laughs of the evening. Esther Carter, as Hannah,
the cook, also provided some comedy and com-
bined gruff belligerence with loyal devotion to give
a realistic portrayal.
Jeanette Niewinski, as Judy's friend, Barbara
Winsocket, played the typical teen-ager, and
Janet Vollinger, who played Judy's other pal, Mitzi
Hoffman, provided some of the evening's comedy
with her antics with bubble-gum and her theatrical
performance as Madame Dubuque. Bernard Sayd-
lowski in his portrayal of Mr. Martindale, the
nervous Broadway producer, combined dignity, an-
noyance and despairing resignation in a clever per-
formance. Virginia Yarrows, as Mrs. Schlutzham-
mer, showed a fine talent with her clever char-
acterization of the P. T. A. member who turned
from gushing praise to wrathful condemnation.
Patsy Mullins also gave a realistic performance as
the ambitious mother of Eloise, played by Phyllis
Kochan, whose "elocuting" added to the comedy
of the play. Johnny Foster gave a creditable per-
formance as Rex O'Connor, the new boy in the
neighborhood; and Elinor Vollinger, as his little
sister Suzie, gave a very spirited portrayal. Carl
Majeskey's rendition of the radio announcer was
professional. In between acts, the Smith Academy
girls' chorus, under the supervision of Miss Maude
E. Boyle, introduced several novelty tunes which the
audience accepted enthusiastically.
The stage manager was Robert Breor, assisted
by Bernard Saydlowski, John Foster and Roger
Wendoloski; and our capable technicians were Carl
Majeskey and Richard Karpinski. The properties
were taken care of by Helen Szewczk, Esther Car-
ter, Patsy Mullins, Virginia Yarrows, Phyllis Ko-
chan and Elinor Vollinger, with Mrs. Mary Spa-
kowski as faculty advisor. The prompters were
Carole Howard and Barbara Ryan. The play was
coached by Miss Mary E. Ryan, head of the English
department, who was presented a gift and a cor-
sage by members of the cast in appreciation of her
49 School Street
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Bread, Cakes, Pies
We Cater to All Parties
Stop In Ladies Invited
TOCZKO'S SWEET SHOP
School St. Hatfield
49 School St.. Hatfield
Northampton — Easthampton
FRANK'S BARBER SHOP
For Correct Time
Prospect St. Hatfield
Call Northampton 3511
Eat and Enjoy
MEAT - PROVISIONS
Potato Chips Cheese Corn
Tel. 3911 M. Klocko, Prop.
Norma Lee Candies
Manhan Potato Chip Co., Inc.
THE IMPERIAL AGRICULTURAL CORP.
James P. Flynn Pharmacy
24 Main Street
THE BEE HIVE STORE
SHOES and FURNISHINGS
29 Main St. Northampton
GEORGE H. HOWARD
Life Insurance — Annuities
66 Main St. Tel. 4462
John Labbee, Prop.
State Road West Hatfield
ZENAN J. BARSH
Mason - Contractor
Dwight St. Hatfield
L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY
Class Rings and Pins
Diplomas — Personal Cards
Represented by: GRON P. LLOYD
P. 0. Box 144 Canaan, Conn.
1896 — 1948
NORTHAMPTON COMMERCIAL COLLEGE
"The School of Thoroughness"
For more than a century we have prepared young people for success-
ful careers. We pledge a continuance of our thorough training,
individual interest, and aid in finding just the right position.
B. & B. RESTAURANT
Manager, Paul Stefancik
Prospect St. Hatfield
A Real Good Place to Eat
THE FAIR STORE
27 Pleasant Street
DRESS WELL AND SUCCEED
Stylish Wearing- Apparel for the
Man or Young- Man from
Head to Foot
UNITED DAIRY, INC.
HARRY DANIEL ASSOCIATES
E. & J. CIGAR CO., INC.
DR. 0. T. DEWHURST
Tel. 184-W 201 Main St.
15 Conz St. Northampton
DONNIS LUMBER CO.
McC ALL UM'S
150-154 MAIN ST.
J. W. PARSONS & SON
Farm Machinery and Tractors
BREAD and PASTRY
Phone 2885 P. 0. Box 152
Pleasant St. Northampton
75 North King Street
Phone Northampton 308
MARTIN A. PADDOCK
T. A. PURSEGLOVE CO.
15 State St.
4 Crafts Ave.— Next to City Hall
PORTER-McLEOD MACHINE TOOL CO., INC.
MEYER AND MENDELSOHN, INC.
BEER — WINES — LIQUORS
RUBY'S FURNITURE STORES
15 Bridge St. Northampton
Men's and Boys' Wear
"Where the Boys and Men
Like to Shop"
Corner of Main and Pleasant
RAYMOND A. LABBEE
Modern Cabins Fountain Service
Socony Service Station
Tel. Northampton 292
A. E. CELATKA
MODERNE BEAUTY SALON
42 Pleasant St.
SQUARE DEAL MOTOR SALES
185 Main St. Northampton
MERRITT CLARK & CO.
Priced right for the young-
FIRST NATIONAL STORES
man who graduates
55 Main St. Hatfield
Congratulations and Lots
To The Class of '48
"Eat Fish and Keep Fit"
PIERCE'S PAINT STORE
196 Main St. Northampton
E. J. GARE & SON
112 Main St. Northampton
Bulova Elgin Hamilton
WOOD AND STRAND
192 Main St. Northampton
HARLOW & FENNESSEY
EDWARD H. ZUJEWSKI
30 Main Street
KEYS OF ALL KINDS
HELEN'S BEAUTY SALON
245 Main St. Northampton
18 Center St. Northampton
We extend to the Class of 1948 of Smith Academy
OUR CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES
FOR A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE
* * * *
HOWARD & WOODWARD
14 ELM STREET HATFIELD, MASS.
CONSOLIDATED CIGAR CORPORATION
Harubin's Service Station
C E RRUTI' S
Repairing & Engraving
Phone 3080 North Hatfield
Watch Repairing — Dealer in Fine Jewelry
45 School St. Tel. 3905 Hatfield
FINE'S ARMY-NAVY STORE
37 Main Street Northampton
GRIFE'S DEPT. STORE
Complete Line of
Households and Domestics
No. Hatfield Tel. 4381
"The Red Brick School House"
ANTIQUES - FURNITURE
JOSEPH SAYDLOWSKI & SON
Hatfield Tel. 2351
H E R R I C K STUDIO
100 Main St. Northampton
BEAUTY CULTURE * * *
In Its Most Advanced Form
We prepare young men and women for a life of refinement . . . interest-
ing work . . . security and prosperity. COURSES are complete and
systemized. Our INSTRUCTORS have been carefully prepared to a re-
quired standard, and each one is a GRADUATE of the ACADEMY itself.
CLASSROOMS are spacious and modernly equipped ... an entire build-
ing is devoted for this purpose. The number of high-class positions filled
by our FREE PLACEMENT BUREAU has increased yearly for more
than a decade.
Moderate Tuition . . . Convenient Payment Terms
DAY AND EVENING CLASSES
Further information regarding the possibilities in this vocation gladly furnished
Write for free booklet — or visit our Academy without obligation
WILFRED ACADEMY of Hair and Beauty Culture
492 BOYLSTON ST. BOSTON, MASS. KEnmore 6-0880
PLEASANT TIME SHOP
DIAMONDS - WATCHES - RINGS
EXPERT WATCH REPAIRING
All Work Guaranteed
Tel. 1440 83 Pleasant Street
32 Main Street Northampton
HOUSEWARES — CURTAINS — GIFTS
PEP ACCORDION ACADEMY
158 Main St. 71 Federal St.
Tel. 8784 Tel. 3048-J
HAROLD J. MORSE
64 Main St.
TEL. HATFIELD 3221
C. F. ROBERTS
Native Poultry and Eggs
Tel. 2591 Chestnut St.
Sidney G. Carl
ALES — WINES — LIQUORS
MICHAEL S. RAFFA
POULTRY AND DAIRY PRODUCTS
FERTILIZER — ROOFING — CEMENT
Tel. Hatfield 3042
SPORTING GOODS CO.
Peter Lizak, Prop.
Raymond Ave. Hatfield
WALT'S CABINET SHOP
Specialize in All Cabinet Work
and Repair Work
WALTER J. SZEPELAK, Prop.
For Tasty Hot Dogs
348 y 2 King St. Northampton
Gr. 1965 Hatfield, Mass.
CONN. RIVER STOCK FARM
Home of Mighty H
BEST OF LUCK
TO THE CLASS OF '48
NORTH HATFIELD CLUB
WALTER DULASKI, Manager
Tel. 1307 28 Center St.
TONY'S SERVICE STATION
HATFIELD SHOE REPAIR
Carburetor and Ignition Service
EDWARD JAWORSKI, Prop.
Tires — Batteries — Accessories
Corner of Main and Maple Street
Tel. Hatfield 4761
SHOWERS — DANCES — PARTIES
Call CLYDE GALLANT Hatfield 4711
Haskell Office Supply, Inc.
"Everything for the Office"
190 Main St. Northampton
VANASSE & CO., INC.
15 Strong Ave.
Package Store Tel. 2825
LA UNDERE TTE
(Self -Service Laundry)
Wet Wash 30c
21 MASONIC STREET
SEE IT MADE
WIGGINS CANDY KITCHEN
35 King Street
"The Sweetest Place in Town"
College Girls' Used Clothing
190 Main St. Northampton
Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
R A H A R "S
A Congenial Spot
You'll Like A Lot
Reservations Taken For
Small and Large Parties
7 Old South Street
Glass and Body Work
34 Center St. Northampton
AHEARN FUNERAL HOME
LA FLEUR BROS.
The Paint People
45 King Street Northampton
Pontiac - Cadillac
Sales - Service